Our Learning Story
Set high expectations, develop the whole child and provide an educational model designed to improve the achievement of all students by:
- Emphasizing the importance of quality teaching
- Early intervention and regular progress monitoring
- Encouraging and valuing input and involvement of all staff, parents, students and the community at large
Peachland Elementary School is the only public educational facility located in the quiet rural, lakeside and lake-view community of Peachland, BC; with a population of approximately 5000 residents. Our school currently enrolls 190 students, 10% having an Aboriginal ancestry. The majority of students who begin their schooling in Peachland stay with the school until the end of grade 5.
Our parents and local community have been excellent supporters for our school. Peachland Elementary is very much a part of the social fabric of this great community. Our community is very diverse, covering a wide range of socio-economic environments. As such, we do our best to both celebrate our diversities and to foster a culture of inclusion and acceptance.
What does it mean to be a PEACH?
This is the question that we asked our students, staff and parent community. By using the letters in PEACH, we asked each group to come up with five attributes that we as a school would like our students to develop during their time at Peachland Elementary School. The image above highlights some of the most common words that were submitted, such as:
This activity provided an interesting observation in that the majority of attributes focused on developing positive social and emotional health. In further conversations, the theme that children who developed positive social and emotional health would also become more active and successful learners. As a result, we have provided a focus on self-regulation and empathy as a foundation towards overall student success.